The days are getting shorter and the evenings are drawing in, but for the moment it is still quite warm at least. When Daddy comes home just after 6 in the evening it is family dinner time, but after dinner is very much Monkey and Daddy time. Monkey loves the time he gets to spend with his Daddy and lately they have been very much making the most of the warm evenings and having a lot fun in the garden between dinner and bathtime. Monkey always has loads of energy at this time of day so I guess that’s why it is called the witching hour!
Most of the time I leave them to it but a couple of times lately I have poked my head out to watch the giggles.
Sometimes they do a bit of gardening, and Monkey loves running under the stream of water from the hose if Daddy is watering the plants.
Sometimes they just run around like a pair of loonies, or play in the sand pit, or on his climbing frame.
Whatever they do though they have a lot of fun together and the fun continues into bathtime. There was so much giggling at bathtime the other day that I poked my head in… to be told “bye mummy, close the door” by Monkey. Charming eh? I know when I am not wanted! 😉 Made me chuckle and made me very happy to know he was just having fun with his Daddy 🙂
Ah, it is so lovely that they get that time together, and it’s perfect for burning any energy off before bedtime, too! Your garden’s looking very pretty now, too 🙂 xx
Definitely good to burn off that energy, and just lovely time with his daddy 🙂 Thank you, it’s generally covered in sand and toys but as long as we have fun out there that’s all that matters!! xx
Lovely pictures – sometimes the ordinary moments are the most precious.
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How lovely, what sweet moments and lovely pictures! x
Thanks lovely! xx
That’s so sweet!! Really special for them both to have that time together and it’s great you’ve managed to sneak some photos that capture it so beautifully….totally natural and you can really see how much fun they are having! A lovely ordinary moment post 🙂 x
Thanks lovely, it is such a lovely time of day for them! Will be a shame when the nights draw in and they can’t be so carefree outside! xx
Wonderful to have a garden at time like these isn’t it? its also a huge blessing in our house too when the kids don’t seem that tired, so just run wild outside 🙂 chasing Daddy and being silly. childhood at its finest 🙂 xx
It is so nice having a garden for them to go wild in, got to make the most of it before the evenings draw in! xx
What fun they’re having! I adore those giggles. It’s a sad fact that big boys don’t giggle quite as much as little boys, treasure these moments!
Aww I bet they don’t! Will definitely treasure these times! xxx
Quality precious time 🙂 x
I love it when Daddy gets home to play – doesn’t always calm them down tho.
haha no it doesn’t really, good to burn off the excess energy though 🙂 xx
Aww that is so lovely, great that they get some time together. I remember when my dad used to come home after a day at work was always so lovely to see him. It is definitely true what they say distance makes the heart grow fonder, thank you for linking up to #magicmoments
That is definitely true and it is just a lovely time for both of them xx
That looks so much fun lol Good work daddy keep it up
It looks like they’re having so much fun, it’s great that monkey gets to spend so much time with his dad in the evening. I love how cheeky he is telling you bye at bath time! Popping in from Magic Moments.
haha he is definitely cheeky 🙂 i do love knowing they are having so much fun together too 🙂 xx
Aaah love this! Lovely to see how happy Monkey is 🙂 Adam does this with my two when he gets in from work and waters the garden 🙂 Freddie likes to strip off and get naked though, definitely a budding naturist in our family! #ordinarymoments
hahaha love that, so funny, Monkey is not a fan of having his clothes off at all, love their little personalities! xx
Aww he looks like he’s having a wonderful time running under the water – and on the plus side it’s half way to having a bath anyway!!
Hello there, that’s lovely-we do a similar thing in our house where Daddy takes our little boy into the garden or to the allotment, or even swimming if little one is in the mood! They both love it and can spend a bit of quality time together after Daddy has been at work all day. Really lovely photos as well by the way xxx #magicmoments
Aww it is lovely for them to be able to spend time together isn’t it? xx
Daddies are so great for fun aren’t they, my two go completely loopy when my husband comes home and all hell breaks loose for a while until I have to call time and they have to go to bed. Looks like Monkey is having a great time, and your garden looks so nice and tidy! #letkidsbekids
haha I love it, that is absolutely what daddies are for, lots of fun! xx
Oh this is so lovely- really important for them to get one on one time together and must be so lovely to occasionally peek your head round and watch them. Even from the photos you can tell they are having a wonderful time together- a perfect little routine! x
Thanks Katie, it is lovely for them to get that one on one time but I do love seeing and hearing what they are up to! xx
Yes, my son loves it when Daddy is home. And isn’t it lovely to still be outside-I do find the winter nights much more challenging in that sense 🙂
Oh I know, we are definitely making the most of these evenings while we can, though they have turned a bit cooler even in just the last few days! xx
How lovely, it’s these moments that’ll be remembered in years to come. X
Time with daddy like that is so precious. It looks like they are having a fantastic time!
Thanks for linking #LetKidsBeKids
it is so lovely seeing them have fun together! xx
Like you are describing my husband and son when they are playing outside our small terrace =P #letkidsbekids
aww it’s great to see the father/son time isn;t it? xx
Precious outdoor Daddy time! Just hat every kid needs during the witching hour (and a nice opportunity for you to put your feet up/get everything done that you’ve wanted to do all day!) Thanks for linking up and sharing with #SavouringtheSeason
Absolutely, it is good for all of us, and we are making the most of every last minute of sunshine! xx
What a lovely way for them both to end the day!
Aww, precious times x